convention, very well coordinated message and about the hope. he put it on the american people. he made me feel good tonight. he made the american people feel good tonight and he gave us confidence. he pointed out what we've been through, what we can get through and where we're going. it was a very visionary speech and it was vintage barack obama. >> you're the reason, you're the reason, you did that, you did that, you did that. let's bring in reverend al sharpton from charlotte. rev? >> well, i think, i think, among other things, the president, as he always has since i've known him, defied expectation. we heard people say his wife spoke, what is he going to be able to do behind this. after bill clinton, i think that he, as he always does, didn't listen to the chatter. he made an epic speech tonight and he did it because he was substantive and he laid out policy, he laid out exactly what he's going to do, but he also brought a bigger vision and, at the same time, he's been criticized a lot on this hope and change. he elevated hope and change. he didn't give it up. he says we're still going to deal with hope, we're still going to deal with change. we had a hard way to go, that's what hope and change is. so, he handed back what people ridiculed to them.